Sport Binnington believes he deserved Calder: There's a 'bad taste in my mouth'
Blues score three power play goals, beat Kings 5-2
ST. LOUIS (AP) Robert Thomas missed the first part of the season to an upper body injury. He's starting to find his game now. © APWF St. Louis Blues' Alex Pietrangelo (27) handles the puck in front of Los Angeles Kings' Blake Lizotte (46) and Blues' Colton Parayko (55) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday Oct. 24, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane) Alex Pietrangelo and Thomas scored goals in a two-minute span of the second period and the St. Louis Blues came back to beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-2 on Thursday night.© APWF St.
may have helped the take home the Stanley Cup last season, but he believes he should have taken home the Calder Trophy too.
"There's a little bit of that bad taste in my mouth about the outcome last year," Binnington said after beating theTuesday, according to the . "But he's (Elias Pettersson) a talented player, so it's good going up against some of the best."
Binnington finished second in voting for the Rookie of the Year award, losing out to Pettersson. The Blues goalie earned 18 first-place votes to the Canucks star's 151.
"Yeah," Binnington added when asked if he thinks he deserved to win the honor. "(But) they’ve got a good young team and some elite talent. He’s one of those guys, so it’s a lot of fun."
The two players aren't showing signs of slowing down in their sophomore seasons. Binnington sports an 8-2-3 record paired with a .921 save percentage and 2.43 GAA. Pettersson has six goals and 20 points in 15 games.
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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) New Toronto Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe spent a decent chunk of a 30-minute morning skate on Thursday teaching instead of running drills. © APWF FILE - In this April 25, 2019, file photo, Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock speaks to reporters in Toronto. The Maple Leafs fired Babcock on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, and replaced him with Sheldon Keefe. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP, File) There's a lot for his new team to learn and not much time to do it.